Voodoo Ranger IPA
New Belgium Brewing Company

Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #4,712
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #24,370
Avg:
3.81 | pDev: 11.29%
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
1,133
From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Voodoo Ranger IPAVoodoo Ranger IPA
Notes: Bursting with tropical aromas and juicy fruit flavors from Mosaic and Amarillo hops, this golden IPA is perfectly bitter with a refreshing, sublime finish.
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Photo of Peach63
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow with a 1/2 inch white head. Moderate lacing.

Aroma is hay, grapefruit, pine, slight pineapple.

Taste is pine, herbal, caramel malts, resiny.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry finish.

One of the best American IPA's.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ima call this one a “rebound beer.” Ya know, your chick just dumped you and you need to latch onto something ASAP to destroy the pain! And as far as Raul know, rebounds don’t exactly have to be the queen of the Rose Parade, ya feel me? You don’t want Jabba the Hutt’s sister, but a nice, average 5 will do. Yeah, this beer is just a nice rebound beer. Nothing special - and not bad, but it just does the trick.

Yep!

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Photo of MattAita
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: amber/light brown/dark gold body with mild/heavy foam with moderate retention. mild opacity. no signs of yeast residue/clean finish

Smell: Heavy hop aroma, notes of pine, light malty notes of bread. I dont normally get that clean hop smell to often when I taste beer, but the aroma with this beer was clean and simple

Taste: Floral, pine, hop forward. Don't know how to explain it, but reminds me of rain in a redwood forest...

Mouthfeel: mild/low carbonation, moderate body with smooth buttery quality. After half of tasting, mouth began to dry out

Aftertaste: Heavy bitterness aftertaste that lingers

Overall: Decent Imperial IPA, with good hop qualities. I think this is a great beer for people that appreciate a standard imperial without any fluff. Would recommend on a nice cold evening while watching a subpar rom-com.

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Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle from Albertsons. Medium golden pour, minimal bubbly head. Soft, gentle hoppy aroma, mildly fruity and sweet. Taste brings some citrus, orangy essence, subdued floral (hibiscus). Leaning towards a New England style. Nice feel, flows well over the tongue.

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Photo of Markpalmer
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reasonably strong and very citrus hoppy tasting IPA. Very enjoyable, not one to drink quickly as higher 7.0% alcohol content can get you buzzing pretty quickly.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a clear, brassy amber with one and a half fingers of beige head that leaves splashing sea foam lace as it recedes.

Smells of pine resin, muddled citrus rind, bready caramel malt, pineapple and melon tropical fruitiness, soft pepper and further dank piney hops.

Tastes of more resiny hops up front, sweet bread crust, grapefruit and orange rind, underripe pineapple, more mild pepper and more piney green hops.

Feels soft and round. Medium bodied with frothy carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. A west coast IPA that brings the dankness.

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Photo of RedbirdRona
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very well rounded IPA. Taste is floral and citrus hops. Very crisp and drinkable. High carbonation until the very end. One of the best and consistent widely available IPA’s for the price. At 7% this goes down way to easy. Overall I would highly recommend this New Belgium classic.

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Photo of MtnBiker
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

I only buy this one when my corner gas station is out of my other favorite tall boy cans. It's not bad, but to me it has a very peppery taste that just comes across like they added some weird spices into the beer. When I just want an IPA, I avoid this one because of that. Not bad though and I'm glad that we have them in our state when just a few years ago we only had Bud swill and 3.2% max.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice copper color and huge, nearly limitless white head. Noise is light pine, citrus, and caramel. Round and balanced, with plenty of floral and tropical fruit notes in the back end. Not overwhelminly bitter, but feauring enough pine and either mango or papaya to keep you occupied. This is a solid, servicable IPA with strong fundamentals, but not a work of art or hugely outside the box.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a frothy light tan head after an aggressive pour, this is a gorgeous beer. Dank citrus notes on the nose, and some berries as well. Love the Mosaic hop.

The taste is dank citrus flavors and some berries and pepper as well, again courtesy of the Mosaic/Amarillo hop combo. This is a really nice offering from an iconic brewery that, to be honest, I can’t believe has evaded me until now.

Really well done by NB.

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Photo of WayneRooneyFan
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Since I'm currently at home during this time of COVID-19, I wanted to make an observation about New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger IPA. To start, I have always been a huge fan of this beer (bigger fan of Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, however). This evening, though, I consumed three cans of Founders Centennial IPA prior to popping open a 19 oz. can of Voodoo Ranger. Upon tasting, one of the aspects of the Voodoo Ranger IPA that I never noticed before is that it has a marked peppery/scallion taste. Not that it's bad, but I never previously had the opportunity to compare it against another formidable IPA. Love Centennial and Voodoo Ranger IPA...unexpected time to have both on the same night.

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Photo of dfillius
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall dank and dry. Amazing amount of head with great retention. Clear copper liquid. Loss of points comes from a lingering presence of alcohol bite. Spicy, allium notes, dank. Quite enjoyable overall

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Photo of jgido759
3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass, hazy yellow/amber color with a 1 finger white head that dissipated quickly Aroma is mild citrus. Taste is citrus, with a hint of bitterness.

Would definitely order again.

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Photo of gothamcity
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Situation: Dinner after grilled cheese sandwiches with home made sourdough bread.
Pour: One pint can poured into a wine glass.
Head: Rocky 1 inch head that dissipated within two minutes. No noticeable lacing..
Color: Amber, very clear, slightly lighter in color than voodoo imperial IPA.
Aroma: A very green raw smell, some fruity notes of mangoes, and unfiltered raw cane sugar (jaggery), very similar to voodoo imperial IPA
Taste: Fruity, sweet, a bit salty (savory). Thick and syrupy and almost a stout like mouth feel, with a smokey aftertaste.
Carbonation: Light
Would drink again? No.

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Photo of Singlefinpin
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drinking this at a local tap house, Tapped in Greenville NC.
Appears hazy orange, nice head and lacing.
Smells citrusy sweet orange.
Taste follows the nose.
Mouth feel is medium plus and makes this hazy hop bomb all the more enjoyable.
Overall I will definitely order again.

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Photo of Bryansbrews
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good presentation of a filtered american IPA. Smell is very piney with a hint of grass (the good kind of grass lol)
Taste is bitter pine with some citrus notes comming through ending with a slight skunkyness. Not bad at all. Refreshing beer after a good long days work and at 7% ABV it does the trick!

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Photo of EJPA_0425
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Good job New Belgium! I was very impressed with this one. Pours a thick head with clear amber color. Smells of a bitter blend of hops, cedar, and pine. Tastes of roasted hops and a little bit of christmas tree flavor. I found the regular voodoo ranger way better than the imperial version. Much more drinkable.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I'm totally shocked I haven't reviewed this standard before....

Can bottom.. good through 12/22/19
12 oz. Can opened on 11/8/19

Pours out looking clear golden and light honey colored. Looks like a thin dab. A chunky white froth of foam impresses. Dense, creamy and big sticky lace.

A very grainy and mildly sweet golden malted aroma takes hold first. Charred pine cones and golden wheat, dried leaves and tangy pineapple, metallic citrus and resin describes the charecteristics of the nose in full.

Pine>tangerine>grainy citrus hop explosion is quickly detected within the first sip. Crisp, light but sharp golden malty edges show a rather aggressive charecter. Lightly burned golden wheat and spelt comes out then, followed by a juicy current of mildly sweet red fruits. fin.

Overall, it's a complex taste of hop and malt charecter together, but with very different tones that stay divided and not really unified to create that X factor of WOW. Dig?

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Photo of Parmesan
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L:. Pours a golden color with a medium white head and nice lacing around the glass.

S:. Very piney, notes of citrus and caramel, quite old school.

T:. Quite piney mixes with a strong caramel mixes with a medium bitterness, very much old school WCIPA.

F:. Medium body, prickly carbonation.

O:. This is a fairly average WCIPA.

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Photo of arizcards
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead 8-12-19 for $1.79. Best by 08SEP19; consumed on 10-16-19.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that has some good hang time.

Nose is primarily malty with a hint of citrus.

Taste is pale and caramel malts that have citrus and pine tinged hops to meld into the base. Finish is a pine and rind heavy bitterness; 7/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly smooth.

Overall this is from the old school of WCIPA brewing which i appreciate. Glad i finally tried!

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Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a single pint on draft at Red Robin in Plymouth for about eight dollars. Have had before. Solid brew, liked better than I remembered, but nothing special.

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Photo of Charliethebrit
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- clear, golden color. Head lacing.
Smell- fruity and malty combination.

Taste- It is a good golden IPA - not too hoppy. Slightly acidic, but a good beer overall.

Feel- A bit acidic.

Overall - It is better than the big brewers' IPA's, but not as good as the small brewers. So it ranks in between. I would say 86% rating is a fair overall rating.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two 19oz cans purchased at Safeway in Bothell, Washington.
01 DEC 2019 dating. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Clear, golden honey color. Nice pillowy white head with lots of retention and solid lacing. Decent carbonation rising as it sits.

Smell- Citrus (grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lemon), pine, tropical fruit (primarily pineapple and mango) and bready/caramel malts, slight dankyness with floral/herbal/spicey notes.

Taste- Starts out big citrus, pineapple and pine then some malty sweetness kicks in, followed by a grassy/hoppy/pithy bitterness in the finish that builds as you drink it.

Feel- Medium bodied. Clean, crisp and dry, good carbonation in the mouth. The acidic qualities from the hops get to be a bit too much after a while. Couldn't see drinking more than a couple of these.

O- A quality IPA from New Belgium, better than the Imperial version. Not one I would regularly go to though, as there are better examples of the style out there readily available.

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Photo of Beertsipper
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stovepipe can. BB date of OCT6, 2019. Probably 2 1/2-3 months old?? Light gold in color. Nose is hops, pine, orange peel, pineapple rind. Taste is cantaloupe, hoppy, sweet malts, some resinous dankness, not too bitter. Getting some over ripe tropical fruit. Mouthfeel is medium. Very smooth, good finish. The malts are prevalent here. Overall it's not a bad 7% IPA. Falls more with the West Coast style. I like this a lot better than many of the NEIPA offerings I've had. It's pretty good, not great, but I like their Nirvana IPA better. I'd like to try this more fresh than 2 1/2 months.

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Photo of izraelc
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy pale gold. Mild hop smell. Very smooth and well balanced. Not overwhelming at any point. Light tropical fruit followed by a mild bitterness. Excellent American IPA.

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Voodoo Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 1133 ratings